According to Airbnb, its site hosts more than 6 million listings worldwide. (Photo: Shutterstock) According to Airbnb, its site hostsmore than 6 million listings worldwide. (Photo:Shutterstock)

Airbnb has invaded the travel scene by offering vacationers a'home away from home' — a sentiment some renters value more thanothers.

From property damage to stolen goods, allowing strangers into ahome comes with plenty of risks, and the insurance market is stilllearning how to best cover the needs of homeowners who choose tolist their property on home-shareplatforms.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].